Japanese Emperor Hirohito announced that the country would surrender to the Allies.
Mao Zedong, Chairman of the CPC Central Committee, published the declaration “The Last Battle against Japanese Invaders”,calling on all anti-Japanese forces in China to make massive attacks against Japanese invaders.
The Soviet Union declared war against Japan. On the following day, the Soviet army was sent to northeast China, which expedited the surrender of Japan in the Second World War.
The United States dropped the world's first atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
31-year old revolutionary martyr who fought the Japanese invaders Zhao Yiman was killed at Zhuhe, which is today’s Shangzhi county, Heilongjiang Province.
Claire Lee Chennault, the American military aviator and the leader of “Flying Tigers” finished his position in China.
Japan’s China Garrison Army on the one hand kept pressuring Chinese General Song Zheyuan to accept various demanding conditions, but on the other hand they were preparing their forces to take Peking and Tianjin.
Tong Linge and Zhao Dengyu died in the war against the Japanese aggression.
The Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender was published on the Potsdam Conference, demanding Japan’s immediate surrender.
Well-known Chinese journalist and publisher, Zou Taofen, died of illness.
The American observation team arrived in Yan’an for some comprehensive investigation.